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  • Holidays in Russia: International Students’ Insights

    Most of us are geared up for the upcoming celebration: Christmas trees are decorated, arrangements are made, movie marathons are planned. But what about our international students? For most of them, this New Year is going to be the first one spent away from their homes and families. We wanted to make sure they’re also ready to have a good time, so we asked them to share their plans and wishes for these winter holidays.


  • This Winter Break in St. Petersburg: Top Destinations for Active & Adventurous Holidays

    If you have your heart set on being your most active self during the holidays, here are some must-visit locations outside the city where you can embrace a great variety of sports and truly dip your toe into the Russian winter.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 25-26, 2021

    Ho-ho-ho, beware, the last weekend of 2021 is approaching – which means it’s time to have some fun and see the year off in the best way possible! Read on for a selection of Christmas markets, one exhibition, and a special holiday concert. 


  • The Four Wonders of Russian Winter

    Endless fairytale forests, otherworldly lakes, and breathtaking ice caves gleaming on a starry night – Russia is, indeed, a place of true winter magic. Whether you’re on first-name terms with Ded Moroz or have never seen snow, here are some majestic winter destinations to experience a true Russian winter.


  • Winter Magic: Our Favorite Snowy Memories

    Despite its biting cold, winter in Russia can be incredibly blissful thanks to the miracle that is snow. This year, we are lucky to have piles and piles of it in St. Petersburg starting from November 30. In honour of this occasion, we are bringing back our favorite heart-warming stories about this winter wonder. 


  • Winter is Coming: Grab Some Warm Clothes

    Originally from Australia, I’ve lived through seven Russian winters now, including two in Siberia. After a lifetime of summers, to say that it was an adjustment is an understatement. As autumn gradually turns into winter, I find myself putting on more layers and discovering items of clothing that ten years ago I didn’t even know existed. This little guide documents my discovery of the cold and how to battle it. Russians sometimes say that there's no bad weather, there's inadequate gear. Although much of the following might be obvious to those already living in colder climates, it was new to me – and hopefully, to you!


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 23-24, 2021

    We’re halfway through the week and before you know it, we’ll be ringing in another fun weekend, buzzing with exciting events and winter activities. Don’t miss out on your chance to touch the sky, expand your horizons in art and theater, and learn a new trick or two on ice rinks – together with our weekly guide to the very best things to do in and around St. Petersburg.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 9-10, 2021

    After keeping our minds busy with handy online courses and live streams last week, let’s indulge ourselves in some true winter experiences: ice skating, skiing, and sledding, enjoying long strolls along parks and squares, and sipping on hot beverages on icy streets. Wrap yourself warm and set off on a new adventure!


  • Looking on the Bright Side: Perks of a Digital New Year’s

    It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? And even though this seemingly never-ending rollercoaster of unexpected events is about to finally come to an end, 2020 does have something more up its sleeve – a digital New Year’s. But just because your 2021 holiday is different, it doesn’t mean it can’t be just as festive, celebratory, and meaningful as in years past.


  • Holiday Spirit: How To Get It and Keep It

    The holidays! A magical time. But maybe you're just not feeling that festive spirit this time around? Perhaps you only need a bit of inspiration. We've tried to put together a list of all the different things that make each of us get into the holiday mood.